Wednesday, September 15, 2021
ACORN — After their first meet was cancelled, the De Queen cross country teams opened the season by winning three of four divisions a the Tom Stutherd Stampede at Acorn.
MURFREESBORO — Horatio made it two in a row with a 20-0 win over the Rattlers at Murfreesboro Sept. 10.
In the first high school game in renovated Leopard Stadium, De Queen came close but could not get over the top. The Leopards lost to Nashville 41-27.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
DIERKS — Horatio football’s losing streak ended with 25-21 win at Dierks in the Lion season opener Sept. 3.
Leopard Manuel Soto returns a shot in De Queen’s tennis match at Nashville Aug. 31.
ASHDOWN — De Queen lost at Ashdown 42-0.
De Queen’s junior high dropped a 7-6 decision to visiting Mena Sept. 2.
Monday, September 06, 2021
It could have been called the next-door-to-Oklahoma match when De Queen, Horatio and Cossatot River golfers met at De Queen Country Club Aug. 26.
Friday, September 03, 2021
MENA – The third quarter was the Leopards’ undoing. Mena scored three touchdowns in the last six minutes of the third period to down De Queen 42-7 in the season opener for both teams.
Monday, August 30, 2021
The football Leopards will open the season on the road against traditionally first game foe Mena.
As the season opener gets closer, optimism abounds for the Horatio football team after trouncing Mineral Springs in their scrimmage. The Lions hammered the hapless Hornets 48-6.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
One of Sevier County’s oldest businesses has a new owner. The De Queen Country Club has changed hands. The new owner is Scott Brobst of Minot, North Dakota. It is his second property in De Queen.
Horatio’s newest coach came all the way from the Gulf Coast of south Texas.
The football Leopards will have their first extramural contact when they make the trip up U.S. 71 to scrimmage Waldron Aug. 20.
Horatio opened golf season at Little River Club Aug. 8.
HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The De Queen girls were first and the boys second in an Aug. 9 golf match hosted by Fountain Lake at Magellan.
Jackie Phan volleys the ball during De Queen tennis practice. The Leopards will open the season Aug. 19 when they host Hope.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The Queen High School golf season began with two matches in the first week.
One thing is immediately noticeable about De Queen’s pre-season football preparations. Instead of being on the practice field which is 70 yards long, the Leopards are on the game field with no worries about damaging the grass. At times three drills are taking place at the same time.
Optimism is in order at the Horatio pre-season football drills.
Monday, August 09, 2021
De Queen’s golf teams are the biggest in several years. Coach Stephen Sloan has eight boys and five girls out this season. Most are newcomers.
Campers and coaches pose after the completion of the Young Leopards football camp, the first event n the new turf at Leopard Stadium.
Once again De Queen High School has had to make some very late in the year coaching changes. Once again the sport is basketball.
Horatio will have a new head boys basketball coach this school year.
Sunday, August 08, 2021
The De Queen junior girls basketball team is now under the guidance of former Lady Leopard Julie Adcock.
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
After a training run on an extremely hot morning, cross country Leopards rehydrated with watermelon and drinks courtesy of the Arkansas National Guard. Delivering the goodies were Staff Sgt. Tony Soto and Estaban Ochoa. Both men were among the very first De Queen cross country runners when t…
Thursday, July 29, 2021
De Queen offensive coordinator Nick Evans is confident the Leopards’ second year in his spread offense will be more productive than the first.
The biggest Leopard on campus is now in place as the new Geosurface nears completion at De Queen’s Leopard Stadium.
Friday, July 23, 2021
The De Queen cross country program is doing things a bit differently this year. For the first time cross country Leopards are doing some organized training before the start of school.
After the conclusion of the summer dead period, the Leopard football team went to Nashville July 13 to take part in the first of three 7-on-7 events scheduled before the beginning of official pre-season practice.
Saturday, July 17, 2021
The major improvements at Leopard Stadium are getting closer to fruition. Here bleachers are being installed on the home side after the completion of the renovation of seating on the visitors’ side.
The Arkansas Activities Association’s 2022-2024 classification cycle will include a different method of dealing with private schools, thanks in large part to Arkansas State Representative Jim Wooten.
Friday, July 09, 2021
The heads have been counted and a list compiled. After some fine tuning, the dividing will begin.
Monday, July 05, 2021
The 14 and under winning team at the Sixth Annual Sevier County Slugfest at De Queen’s Sportsplex includes, from left: (front) Trey Smith, Henry Welch, Evan Erwin, Cason Lyon; (back) Keithan Dixon, Juan Salazar, Gunnar Altenbaumer, Sam Graham, Braedon Walton and Kale Burns. The team is coach…
Workers smooth out the concrete surface that poured over screens placed on De Queen’s football field.
De Queen Athletic Director Lance Pinkerton has hopes that his second year on the job will be simpler than his first in at least one regard.
The Sixth Annual Sevier County Slugfest at De Queen’s Sportsplex wining 12 and under team includes in no order: players Jacoby Faulkner, Maclane Smith, John Maturino, Jordan Ledesma, Kaeden Hammer, Landon Wise and Hunter Glasgow and coaches Cole Alexander and Daniel Faulkner. Player Rhett Si…
Friday, June 25, 2021
Horatio’s second football camp of the summer looked better to the head coach than the first one. A week after participating in Mena’s camp, the Lions went to Mineral Springs where they faced Fouke and Genoa Central, both conference opponents, plus the home team which Horatio will meet in the…
Construction vehicles cover Bill Blackwood Field as installation of synthetic turf continues at Leopard Stadium.
De Queen is well represented on the rosters of the annual Arkansas All-Star Soccer game -- even though there will be no game. Covid 19 fears prevented the game’s being scheduled.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
With the end of the school year, De Queen presented athletic awards for spring sports.
In three hot and humid hours at Mena’s June 10 football camp, six football teams got in dozens of plays on both offense and defense.
Things can change in a week. The Leopards showed marked improvement in the June 10 team camp at Mena from their performance in the June 3 camp at Nashville according to head coach Brad Chesshir.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
The resurfacing project on Bill Blackwood Field at Leopard Stadium has entered the second phase: grading. Tons of soil are being removed from the field which will be lowered until it is the same level as the surrounding track.
As the football Leopards go into their summer program, they are some new faces on the coaching staff.
The Lady Leopards had their first summer basketball outing at Broken Bow June 3. De Queen played Eagletown and Hugo in very informal games. DHS had more athleticism than Eagletown, but was well matched with Hugo.
De Queen Rotary Club held their annual baseball cookout on May 21. Most years, Rotary sponsors baseball teams in all age brackets of the Pee Wee league. This year's team consisted of 9 and 10 years old players. Head coach is Cathy Day. Approximately 50 people attended the cookout including p…
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
All conference and all state players have been announced at De Queen High School.
The Horatio junior trap team finished 13th of 103 teams at the South Region Junior Division competition at Jacksonville and qualified for the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program State Championship.